Subject: Need Identification
Location: North Central Texas
June 27, 2015 8:46 pm
Could you please help ID this bug for my ever-curious grandson? It’s about 1.5 to 2 inches long. Photo taken today June 27 after dark.
It may be some kind of katydid.
Signature: G. Keilstrup

True Katydid

True Katydid

Dear G.,
You are absolutely correct.  This is a True Katydid.

Location: Texas

2 Responses to True Katydid

  1. Reinna R Molloy says:

    My grandson found one have heard they bite if so are they harmful, what do they eat.

    • bugman says:

      Someone wisely told us once: “if it has a mouth, it can bite” but the bite of most Katydids would not cause any harm. Most Katydids eat leaves and flowers, but some are predatory.

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